Nitto Denko Group Report 2013

40Nitto Denko Group Report 2013Social Action ProgramContributing to Local CommunitiesSupporting Disaster Victims of Hurricane SandyAt the end of October 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck the northeast US causing enormous property damage and loss of life.The U.S. companies of the Nitto Denko Group moved in support of the victims. Not only did they support affected employees, but they also donated money to the American Red Cross, raising money from both employees and the company. The total amount of donations, including matching contributions from each company, reached USD 6,112 (approximately 550,000 yen).Christmas Philanthropy in SingaporeEmployees of Nitto Denko Asia Technical Centre and Zensorium were split up into two groups, with one visiting Lee Ah Mooi Old Age Home and the other a National Kidney Foundation dialysis centre on December 21, 2012. The employees gave Christmas gifts to patients, played music and games, and assisted nurses.At the end of the day, they shared stories with each other of their activites and raised funds for the two facilities. Donation of Scrap Packaging Material to High School In VirginiaNitto Denko Automotive Virginia donated scrap packaging material to Kempsville High School on October 27, 2012. The scrap is used in goal post padding on American football elds to help prevent player injuries. This kind of use also helps the company’s recycling programs to reduce industrial waste. Producing a Culture of Volunteerism in the PhilippinesThe Philippines is one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. In support of the mission of the Philippines Red Cross (PRC) to create a culture of volunteerism as a means of saving lives, Nitto Denko Philippines joined the Million Volunteer Run 2 on February 10, 2013. All proceeds of the event, such as participation fees, will go to volunteer programs of the PRC.Currently, the company has three employees who have been qualied and certied by the PRC and can provide volunteer standard rst aid and basic life support procedures during catastrophes.Challenges Contest – Offering Assembly Hall as Venue for Toyohashi Region Qualifying Round –The Nitto Denko Toyohashi Plant supports Toyohashi-shi Boys & Girls Invention Club by giving lectures at the workshop every summer.In addition, the plant also offered the club use of its assembly hall as a venue for a regional qualifying round of the third National Boys & Girls “Creative Challenges” Contest on September 1, 2012. In this year’s event, participants were told to come up with a miniature hybrid car powered by motor and rubber. Each team competed for speed and design, by lining up their ideas.Goalposts wrapped in scrap packaging materialEmployees sing songs and play instrumentsAiming to peacefully coexist with society, we return our prots and personnel and intellectual property to it.